Thursday, October 27, 2005

I find I have been advocating WHO policy

I have found that our proposal re vaccinating poultry workers with seasonal influenza in order to reduce the probability of recombination of H5N1 with human influenza is already WHO policy:

WHO global influenza preparedness plan:
The role of WHO and recommendations for
national measures before and during pandemics


Countries with cases should:

... continue promoting vaccination with seasonal
influenza vaccine to limit risk of dual infection in
those most likely to be exposed to the animal
virus, and potentially decrease concurrent
circulation of human strains in the outbreak affected
area. p27

So why is this not being done?

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